From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Delon Wright
DelonWright Utes.jpg
Wright playing for the Utah Utes in 2015
No. 55 – Toronto Raptors
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1992-04-26) April 26, 1992 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Leuzinger (Lawndale, California)
NBA draft 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
2015–present Toronto Raptors
2015–2017 Raptors 905
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Stats at

Delon Elijah Wright (born April 26, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Utah Utes and was a first-team all-conference player in the Pac-12 in 2014 and 2015. He also earned the Bob Cousy Award in 2015.

High school and junior college[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, California,[1] Wright led Leuzinger High School to the California state championship as a senior and was named CIF Southern Section Division 1A Player of the Year. Despite his high school success, academics led him to enroll at California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) school the City College of San Francisco. After two successful seasons there, he committed to Utah over Washington, Washington State, Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s, despite the Utes winning only 6 games the previous season.[2]

College career[edit]

In his first season at Utah, Wright immediately became one of the top players in the Pac-12 Conference.[3] He finished in the top 10 in the conference in scoring (seventh at 16.9 points per game), assists (third at 4.89), steals (first at 2.56), blocked shots (sixth at 1.3), field goal percentage (third at 56.1 percent) and free throw percentage (ninth at 80.5 percent). Wright additionally averaged 6.8 rebounds per game, despite playing the guard position.[4] At the conclusion of the 2013–14 season, Wright became the first Ute to be named first-team All-Pac-12 and was also named to the league's All-Defensive team.[5] Following the season, Wright considered entering the 2014 NBA draft, but ultimately decided to return to Utah for his senior season.[6]

At the start of his senior season, Wright was named to the 50-man watch lists for the Naismith College Player of the Year[7] and the John R. Wooden Award.[8] For the second-straight season, he was voted first-team All-Pac-12 and again named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team.[9] Wright was also a two-time member of the Pac-12 All-Defensive team and won the 2015 Bob Cousy Award.

Wright became the first player in Utah men's basketball history to be named to the first-team All-Pac-12 in consecutive years (2014 and 2015).

College statistics[edit]

2013–14 Utah 33 33 36.4 .561 .222 .793 6.8 5.3 2.5 1.3 15.5
2014–15 Utah 35 35 33.3 .509 .356 .836 4.9 5.1 2.1 1.0 14.5

Professional career[edit]

Toronto Raptors (2015–present)[edit]

On June 25, 2015, Wright was selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors.[10] On July 3, 2015, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Raptors and joined the team for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[11] On April 8, 2016, with All-Stars DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry rested, Wright scored a season-high 19 points in a 111–98 win over the Indiana Pacers.[12] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with Raptors 905 of the NBA Development League.[13]

Wright missed much of the 2016–17 season with a right shoulder injury.[14] He also had multiple assignments to Raptors 905.[13]

On January 3, 2018, Wright set career highs with 25 points and 13 rebounds in a 124–115 win over the Chicago Bulls. He had his first career double-double and hit four 3-pointers to lead the second unit.[15]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

2015–16 Toronto 27 1 8.5 .450 .385 .743 1.4 1.1 .3 .1 3.8
2016–17 Toronto 27 0 16.5 .422 .333 .764 1.8 2.1 1.0 .4 5.6
2017–18 Toronto 69 4 20.8 .465 .366 .829 2.9 2.9 1.0 .5 8.0
Career 123 5 17.1 .455 .362 .797 2.3 2.3 .9 .4 6.6


2016 Toronto 9 0 4.6 .300 .000 .615 .4 .3 .3 .0 1.6
2017 Toronto 9 0 10.2 .529 .333 .714 1.4 1.4 .4 .1 2.8
Career 18 0 7.4 .444 .286 .650 .9 .9 .4 .1 2.2

Personal life[edit]

Wright is the younger brother of NBA player Dorell Wright.[6]


  1. ^ "Wright profile". Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Raphielle (September 21, 2012). "6-5 City College of San Francisco point guard Delon Wright commits to Utah". Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ Hill, Bonta (March 4, 2014). "Fomer [sic] CCSF standout Delon Wright makes seamless transition to Division I at Utah". San Francisco Examiner. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Delon Wright Utah Utes bio". Utah Utes. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ Facer, Dick (March 10, 2014). "Utah basketball: Delon Wright makes Pac-12 history for Runnin' Utes". Deseret News. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Dauster, Rob (March 23, 2014). "Delon Wright to return to Utah for his senior season". Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ Judd, Brandon (December 3, 2014). "BYU's Haws, Utah's Wright named to Naismith Trophy watch list". Deseret News. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Utah's Delon Wright Named to Wooden Award Watch List". Utah Utes. November 17, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ "2014-15 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Honors" (Press release). Pac-12. March 9, 2015. Archived from the original on March 9, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Raptors Tab Wright With 20th Pick, Acquire Future First-Round Pick & Rights To Norman Powell From Bucks". June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Raptors Sign First-Round Pick Delon Wright". July 3, 2015. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Raptors keep Pacers waiting for playoffs with 111-98 win". April 8, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "All-Time NBA Assignments". Retrieved January 3, 2018. 
  14. ^ "Delon Wright Injury Update". August 1, 2016. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  15. ^ "DeRozan scores 35 points, Raptors beat Bulls 124-115". January 3, 2018. Retrieved January 3, 2018. 

External links[edit]


None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.

All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.

The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.

Powered by YouTube
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL and (CC) license